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CEO/Board of Directors
Venkat Rajaraman is the CEO of Cygni and an Advisory Committee member of National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), India.
He has over 25 years of experience in Product Design and Engineering Management. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Su-Kam Power Systems, a leading power back-up and RE solution provider from India. Earlier to moving to renewable energy space, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Portal Player, a company that was acquired by NVIDIA Corp in Jan 2007. He worked at Sun Microsystems, USA. He has BE degree from Madurai-Kamaraj University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.Specialties: Solar / Renewable Energy, Project / Engineering Management, Product Design and Development.
Venkatji , this is how everyone knows him in Su-kam, a gifted leader and excellent human being- down to earth.
Board of Directors
Rahul Saraogi is the founder and Managing Director of Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds.
In the last 14 years he has focused on the Indian markets. His mission is to consistently identify the best 10-15 investment ideas from among the thousands of publicly-traded Indian corporations. Rahul’s value-based investment philosophy stands apart due to his belief in the paramount importance of corporate governance, specifically how management operates with its minority shareholders in mind. Rahul is the author of Investing in India: A Value Investor’s Guide to the Biggest Untapped Opportunity in the World a definitive guide on navigating the Indian markets published by John Wiley & Sons. Rahul graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics. Outside of Atyant, he practices Vipassana, a 2,500 year-old meditation technique that helps people see things as they really are. Rahul splits time between Chennai, India and Miami.
Rahul Saraogi runs an India-focused investment fund and has spent the past decade researching and analyzing the Indian markets.
Board of Directors
Sateesh Andra is the Managing Director of Endiya Partners & serves on several boards. He was Founder/CEO of Euclid, a Silicon Valley start-up, in the IT Management Software space.
Sateesh Andra loves entrepreneurs with grit, clarity and focuses on execution. So, when he finds strong entrepreneurs, he rolls up his sleeves and becomes part-coach, part co-founder and part investor. Technology start-ups with strategic focus and clear value proposition drive Sateesh. His investing, co-founding, leadership and engineering experience, for the past seventeen years in U.S/India, all veer around technology. Besides helping evolve ideas into real businesses, Sateesh is involved with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy with the objective of popularizing sports and promoting awareness of chronic diseases in the corporate world. Sateesh was a top-ranked Table Tennis player representing A.P State in Nationals. Sateesh holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Co-founder & COO
Paramjit is the Co-founder & COO. He has over 23 year of experience in power & telecom sectors in both private and government sectors.
He has been part of Indian Telecommunications Service with Govt of India and has worked with companies like NTPC, BSNL, and Airtel. He has also been into multi-country leadership role at Colt Technologies. He held multiple leadership positions at Airtel for close to 10 years like national core planning head and national core operations head. Prior to Cygni, Paramjit was Circle CTO at Airtel for over a year. Paramjit holds a B.Tech in instrumentation and control engineering and an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy from MDI Gurgaon.
Chief Finance Officer
Praveen Boda is the Chief Finance Officer at Cygni. He has over 16 years of experience in Finance and Accounting.
He was in past associated with at Innoviti Payment Pvt Ltd, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd, Microsoft India (R & D) Pvt Ltd, Nvidia Graphics Pvt Ltd, Mentor Graphics India Pvt Ltd, and Saint Gobain Vetrotex Ltd. He is a Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant. He also completed his General Management Program from IIM Lucknow and Certification course on Forensic Accounting, Diploma in IFRS from ICAI.
Vipul Kumar Jain
AVP – Operations
Vipul Kumar Jain is the AVP– Operations at Cygni. He has worked for various organizations & MNCs like Machino Polymers Ltd., Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd., Kamla Dials and Devices Ltd., Ind-Sphinx Precision Ltd, The Oriental Engg. Works (P) Ltd. He comes with 22 years of experience in Manufacturing , Operations and Production. He did BE in Mechanical from Marathwada Institute of Technology.
AVP– Business Development & Marketing
Sudhir Kumar Padala is the AVP – Business Development & Marketing at Cygni. He has around 14 years of experience in sales, cross-functional stake holder management,strategy development. He was associated in the past with Royal Philips, Mercedes Benz ,Safran Aerospace India and Dassault Systems. Sudhir holds MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and he has done Executive program in growth Strategies for emerging markets from Harvard University. He studied engineering (B.Tech) from IIT Madras..
General Manager – R&D
Sasidhar is the General Manager – R&D at Cygni. Sasi has over 20 years of experience in design and development of products for telecom, infra and power sectors. He was associated in the past with Enersys Astra Limited, CMC and ICSA India Ltd in various senior technical positions. Sasi has a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Sasidhar has a sharp eye for details and has the unique skill of grasping complex technical issues and narrow it down to the minimal viable product.
General Manager - Projects
Shantanu Srivastava is General Manager- Projects at Cygni. He has over 16 years of experience in projects & operations. His previous assignments were at Bharti Airtel India, Nokia Siemens Network, Infosys, Shivam Data Tech and I.C.F.I. . Shantanu is a Certified Project Management Professional from PMI . In addition to this, he holds a Masters in Computer Application and a Master of Science degree in Telecom Technology.
General Manager – Field Service Management
Prateek Bhattacharya is the General Manager – Field Service Management (National & International) at Cygni. He has over 23 years of experience in Customer Service Operations & Field Service Management with various Multinational and Blue Chip Companies like Samsung India, Sharp India, Casio India, Kohler India Corporation and Samtel Color Limited. He is an Electronics Engineer with Post Graduate Diploma in Customer Relationship Management from Symbiosis University, Pune. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional.